Really haven’t been out much, taking photos, this year. Only four-five occasions during April and May. In part because the lack of fun during the pandemic, but in part also because there really hasn’t been that many people out to take pictures of. Well, enough of excuses. Here are a few on the yield for the “Pandemic spring”. All these street photographs are taken in Gothenburg
My Project Time is change (#TIC)is slowly picking up speed. Now there’s a page in my portfolio/project section on this site, where you can check it out. #TIC is at the moment (sic) what broods my mind the most, so I’ll soon update with more pics.
Been photowalking in Stockholm only a few times, last occasion was in September last year (2015). But it pays off to review older pics. So here, a totally new set on an old event.
Half the pics I’ve redone since last year, half are all new.
It’s kind of strange, how you can fall in love with a pic afterwards (in processing), even if you at the photo-moment didn’t think of is as something special.
I give you the girl that’s “Looking for the rabbit“.
Whenever I walk the streets, I look a lot for people in all shapes and of all kinds of action. Well aware that my presence alone manipulates reality (as it should be), I really don’t believe inte the so-called paradigm of candid street photography: “To not interact or influence what’s happening.”
You can read more about my stand on this with “rules” in street photography here (click). That said, Ive seen how the interaction between photographer and motif results in moments that change over time. Because time is change.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.
On social media (for example Instagram) I use the hashtag #tic for these pics.
This is an image I’ve mostly (since I took it in Berlin in September 2013) displayed in black and white. But I’m getting more hesitant about that choice.
The last year I’ve started to do my pics more and more in colour. Almost every photograph I took in Lisbon in April have therefor been in color. So I’m wondering – this pic, is it better in color too?
This Saturday, me and a lot other photographers participate in a makeshift exhibition at Planket in Gothenburg. Everyone get a metre (1,1 yard) and what you do with it is up to you.
I’ll go hardcore. I’ll laminate my 10-12 pics and nail them to wooden boards, just for fun (and for the possibility of rain).
Wanna see some more?
Planket, right by Bältesspännarparken and Trädgårdsföreningen in Gothenburg – Saturday August 20th, 12.00-18.00
I love people, I really do. That might also be one of the main reasons why I like street photography so much. People and their everyday business are extraordinary.
While in Lisbon a month ago, I met many interesting people. One of the most memorable moments is one in Alfama. Where two women, half seriously, half for fun discussed what football team is the best. Becausecheering for Benfica or Sporting is not always a laughing matter, I can assure you.
I’ve shown you a pic of Tia Benfica before. Here a series of her discussing important issues with a friend and relative, right i front of us having a glass of wine (or two).